Friday, 11 March 2011

Food Friday: Apricots

Apricots, the fruit that is sometimes ignored in favour of the more popular fruits such as apples, oranges and bananas. Apricots are just as healthy as those other fruits and in some cases even healthier, apart from the many health benefits of apricots, they are also good as a diet food by providing a large amount of healthy nutrition to the body and at the same time keeping the calorie intake low as apricots are very low in calories, an average apricot contains 16 calories

Many people including myself enjoy dried apricots as they will last longer and can be easily packed away for a handy healthy snack on the go. The dried apricot has even more nutritional benefits compared to fresh apricots and are usually available all year. Getting fresh or dried apricots into your diet plan whether you are on a diet or not will be beneficial to a good healthy lifestyle

Apricots contain many nutrients including vitamins A, C, E, potassium, and iron. You will not find any fat in Apricots and apricots also contain a small amount of carbohydrates. The variety of nutrients found in apricots are also beneficial for good eyesight and apricots can help to prevent heart disease. The healthy fruit is also a good source of fibre. Dried apricots have higher vitamin and mineral values and are also slightly higher in carbohydrates

Apricots are recommended as a good choice in helping you achieve the recommended 5 a day serving of fruit and vegetables, and are also recommended to those who are dieting or those just looking to eat healthy and enjoy the health benefits of apricots

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